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Two fatherless families awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-112)
img Two fatherless families awaiting mass removal (ddr-densho-151-112)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. Families of two Shinto priests who were interned on December 8, 1942, immediately upon declaration of war. The mother at right has nine American born children and has been in the United States ten years. The mother on the left has been in this country two years, and neither speak English. …
Letter from W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Ass't. Supt. of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior, July 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-100)
doc Letter from W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Ass't. Supt. of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior, July 24, 1944 (ddr-csujad-42-100)
A reference letter regarding Fumio Fred Takano. It is written by W. S. Hislop, Sr. Plumber Foreman, Assistant Superintendent of Construction, Operation Division, Engineering Section, War Relocation Authority, United States of America Department of Interior. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_51_002
Balance sheet of Japanese evacuation: untruths about Japanese-Americans our two Japanese-American policies are the evacuees being coddled?: what race-baiting costs America (ddr-csujad-55-355)
doc Balance sheet of Japanese evacuation: untruths about Japanese-Americans our two Japanese-American policies are the evacuees being coddled?: what race-baiting costs America (ddr-csujad-55-355)
Pamphlet reporting on and critiquing common misconceptions about Japanese Americans, the incarceration, government policy, and the War Relocation Authority. Reprinted from the Christian Century August 18 and 25, and September 1 and 8, 1943. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0357
Japanese American family waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-106)
img Japanese American family waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-106)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. The family unit in kept intact in various phases of evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry. ...A view at Wartime Civil Control Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, on April 6, 1942, when first group of 664 was evacuated from San Francisco. The family unit likewise is preserved in War Relocation …
Children wearing
img Children wearing "evacuation tags" (ddr-densho-151-450)
Original caption: Hayward, California. Two children of the Mochida family who, with their parents are awaiting evacuation bus. The youngster on the right holds a sandwich given her by one of a group of women who were present from a local church. The family unit is kept intact during evacuation and at War Relocation Authority centers …
Japanese American family waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-107)
img Japanese American family waiting for the bus (ddr-densho-151-107)
Original caption: San Francisco, California. The family unit is kept intact in various phases of evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry. ...A view at Wartime Civil Contril Administration station, 2020 Van Ness Avenue, on April 6, 1942, when first group of 664 was evacuated from San Francisco. The family unit likewise is preserved at War Relocation …
Family during mass removal (ddr-densho-151-39)
img Family during mass removal (ddr-densho-151-39)
Original WRA caption: Hayward, California. Members of the Mochida family awaiting evacuation bus. Identification tags are used to aid in keeping the family unit intact during all phases of evacuation. Mochida operated a nursery and five greenhouses on a two-acre site in Eden Township. He raised snapdragons and sweet peas. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry will be …
Japanese American farmer talking with land owner (ddr-densho-151-88)
img Japanese American farmer talking with land owner (ddr-densho-151-88)
Original caption: Stockton, California. Henry T. Futamachi (left), superintendant of a 1300-acre mechanized ranch, discusses agricultural problems with the ranch owner, John B. MacKinley. Before evacuation of persons of Japanese ancestry, Futamachi, 45, was paid $4000 a year and bonuses. He came to this country 28 years ago with his father. Evacuees will be housed in …
Japanese American family prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-86)
img Japanese American family prior to mass removal (ddr-densho-151-86)
Original caption: Mountain View, California. This ranch house, seen across a strawberry bed, is typical in many California rural sections where residents of Japanese ancestry engaged in truck gardening. This was the home of eight children who were born in this country. The parents were born in Japan. This family, and other evacuees, will be housed …
Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-72)
img Assembly center new arrivals (ddr-densho-151-72)
Original WRA caption: Stockton, California. Evacuees of Japanese ancestry arriving at this Assembly center. Their identification numbers and family groups are checked by officials as they leave the buses. After their baggage has been checked for contraband, they will be given a preliminary medical examination and directed to their places in the barracks to await transfer …
Amache information booklet (ddr-densho-390-146)
doc Amache information booklet (ddr-densho-390-146)
An information pamphlet from the Amache concentration camp, belonging to Harry and Walter Matsuoka. Includes detailed information on amenities, employment options, and operations at Amache with several illustrations and a cover created by the Amache Silk Screen shop.
Roger Daniels Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1012-17-11)
vh Roger Daniels Interview Segment 11 (ddr-densho-1012-17-11)
The role of the War Relocation Authority in dispersing Japanese Americans after camp (audio only)

This interview is audio-only. It contains raw footage used by Steven Okazaki in his 1985 film Unfinished Business.

This material is based upon work assisted by a grant from the Department of the Interior, National Park Service. Any opinions, finding, …

CSU Northridge Heart Mountain Relocation Center Collection (ddr-csujad-45)
Collection CSU Northridge Heart Mountain Relocation Center Collection (ddr-csujad-45)
The Heart Mountain Relocation Center was built during the summer of 1942 and received its first contingent of Japanese Americans on August 12, 1942. It is located in Park County, northwestern Wyoming. The collection contains Community Camp Council meeting minutes, camp laws, correspondence, the case of People of Heart Mountain vs. Tom Yamada, and other documents.
Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, to Project Directors, June 8, 1943; Community analysis report, no. 5 (June 1943) (ddr-csujad-48-57)
doc Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, War Relocation Authority, to Project Directors, June 8, 1943; Community analysis report, no. 5 (June 1943) (ddr-csujad-48-57)
Letter from Dillon S. Myer to Project Directors on June 8, 1943. Report on "Evacuee Resistances to Relocation" (or, leaving the incarceration camps). Evacuee resistance to relocation. Presents three "fundamental reasons" for the "relocation program" designed to encourage people to move out of the incarceration camps, then describes the "ideal relocation program," which would see "every …
Notice of decision on application for leave (ddr-csujad-42-89)
doc Notice of decision on application for leave (ddr-csujad-42-89)
A notice of decision on application for leave signed by L. H. Bennett, Project Director on February 6, 1943. It approves Fumio Fred Takano's application for indefinite leave from the Gila River incarceration camp in Arizona. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: tak_01_44_001
Letter to Harry L. Stafford about denial of Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-144)
doc Letter to Harry L. Stafford about denial of Takami Hibiya's leave clearance (ddr-densho-381-144)
A letter, most likely from Dillon S. Meyer, replying to Harry Stafford regarding a teletype about Takami Hibiya's employment and leave clearance.
Notice of assignment, Form WRA-21, Lily Sadae Hirota (ddr-csujad-55-1900)
doc Notice of assignment, Form WRA-21, Lily Sadae Hirota (ddr-csujad-55-1900)
Notice of assignment for Lily Sadaye [Sadae] Hirota for work in Mess Operations at Tule Lake incarceration camp. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1903
Post-exclusion bulletin, no. 2 (January 2, 1945) (ddr-csujad-55-1682)
doc Post-exclusion bulletin, no. 2 (January 2, 1945) (ddr-csujad-55-1682)
Bulletin covering issues related to "resettlement" including dates, status of visitors, unattached minors, travel assistance, housing requirements, travel permits for Hawaii and Alaska, and leave clearance. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_1684
Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, to Rohwer Community Council, November 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-787)
doc Letter from Dillon S. Myer, Director, to Rohwer Community Council, November 30, 1943 (ddr-csujad-55-787)
Correspondence from Dillon S. Myer to the Rohwer Community Council regarding "relocation problems." Includes responses by Myer on the following topics, WRA's understanding of "evacuees" and their feelings about "relocation," welfare and safety after "resettlement," and provisions for group relocation. See this object in the California State Universities Japanese American Digitization project site: sac_jaac_0789
Letter from W. [Willard] E. Schmidt, Head, Internal Security to John H. Provinse, Head, Community Management, War Relocation Authority, January 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-80)
doc Letter from W. [Willard] E. Schmidt, Head, Internal Security to John H. Provinse, Head, Community Management, War Relocation Authority, January 13, 1943 (ddr-csujad-2-80)
Summary of events in connection with Internal Security Division of the Tule Lake incarceration camp, including description of personnel and recruitment efforts; a vote of incarcerees to return to work; decisions about the function of wardens and who would select members of the Warden Division; and matters concerning case report A-7, including personnel, equipment, and possible …
Catherine Embree Harris Interview (ddr-densho-1000-315)
vh Catherine Embree Harris Interview (ddr-densho-1000-315)
White female. Born October 30, 1919. Grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii, before World War II. After college, took a job with the Office of Indian Affairs, and went to work at the Poston concentration camp, Arizona. After the war, continued to work for the War Relocation Authority and then other agencies.

(This material is based upon …

The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 20 (May 18, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-20)
doc The Pacific Citizen, Vol. 22 No. 20 (May 18, 1946) (ddr-pc-18-20)
Selected article titles: "442nd Combat Team to Return Home Soon. Nisei Regiment Scheduled to Leave Italy. 9000 Casualties Sustained by Unit in France, Italy" (p. 1), "800 Moved to Winona Camp Find Facilities Incomplete. Los Angeles County Sets Up Emergency Kitchens to Feed Distressed Evacuee Group" (p. 1), "Army Assigns Nisei to War Crimes Trial" (p. …
Story of the Nittas (ddr-csujad-55-342)
doc Story of the Nittas (ddr-csujad-55-342)
Pamphlet on the story of the Nitta family during World War II. Covers the Nitta's "evacuation", incarceration at Poston, and "resettlement." From verso, "Reprinted from NOW, through co-operation with the Congregational Committee on Christian Democracy from original manuscript supplied by the Reports Division of the War Relocation Authority, Los Angeles, July, 1945." See this object in …
Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-88)
doc Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle (ddr-densho-67-88)
Memo to President Roosevelt from Francis Biddle regarding resettlement. Pg 1: Biddle discusses the current resettlement situation and suggests that anti-Japanese press is impeding relocation. Pg 2: Biddle discusses the negative portrayal of the War Relocation Authority (WRA), especially from the Tule Lake riots and the alleged coddling of evacuees. Pg 3: Discusses political problems of …
Weekly Press Review, No. 26, July 11, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-69)
doc Weekly Press Review, No. 26, July 11, 1943 (ddr-csujad-19-69)
Survey by the War Relocation Authority "for use of the WRA Staff" of press activity, including stories published; clippings received and the work of clipping services; reporting from visits to "relocation centers"; summaries of editorial opinion and of "public attitudes" as reflected the work of columnists and in articles, letters to the editor, and reports during …
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